What in The World Happened To ...

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo ... Madame X?

In 2010, two babies born on the same day were swopped at the hospital when nurses mixed them up, unbeknown to their parents.

The families were unaware of the mistake until one of the mothers underwent blood tests to prove the paternity of her ex-husband, when he refused to pay child support, saying that he was not the father.

A court- appointed child law expert recommended that the children should stay with the parents who raised them and that the biological parents would be granted visiting rights, as this would be in the best interest of the children.

The women identified as Madame X, to protect the identity of the children, told 702 on the Afternoon Drive Show in 2014, that the hospital workers had dismissed her claim that she had given birth to a girl when she queried it and had just laughed at her; making fun of her.

Xolani managed to speak to Madame X's lawyer, Henk Strydom, who informed him that three out of four of the parents were happy with complying with the initial report compiled by the Centre for Child Law Director Anne Skelton, who made a recommendation that the children should stay with the parents who have raised them. However, the father of Madame X's family brought in a late application to postpone the matter in order to look at a possible adoption plan, and to consult with Customary Law Experts, as both families are from different customary backgrounds.

Strydom did share his annoyance at this application, as the matter would've been finalised by now. He did however share his delight in the fact that there was no animosity between the mothers, who have both been affected by this.

Read More
Budding sports announcer Boitumelo Potsane headhunted after impressing on-air

Budding sports announcer Boitumelo Potsane headhunted after impressing on-air

Xolani Gwala finds out how Boitumelo Potsane's life changed since he called in to 702 with his promising sports commentary skills.

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Sharonlea Primary School

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Sharonlea Primary School

An update on the traffic situation in Sharonlea from the JRA, JMPD and parents.

Arnold Coleske: I thought people forgot about us

Arnold Coleske: I thought people forgot about us

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo… The Coleske Brothers? Arnold Coleske talks about where they are now.

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Joe Mafela

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Joe Mafela

#ThrowBackThursday Xolani Gwala spoke to Joe Mafela about what he is doing in his life and career at the moment.

What in the world happened to Eddie Eksteen?

What in the world happened to Eddie Eksteen?

Xolani finds out what the popular comedic MC of the Telly Fun Quiz has been doing lately.

What in the world happened to Vicky Sampson?

What in the world happened to Vicky Sampson?

Singer Vicky Sampson spoke about her classic song 'Afrikan Dream' and how it came about.

Popular articles
Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Ndlozi explains the significance of the the first chapter of his thesis: 'Trauma in the archives'.

Sassa cards will be functional beyond expiry date

Sassa cards will be functional beyond expiry date

Sassa says text messages making the rounds asking beneficiaries to come and renew their Sassa cards is a hoax.

Mashaba moves to insource security guards come Jan 2018

Mashaba moves to insource security guards come Jan 2018

Mashaba is also on a mission to identify owners of buildings in the city centre that he says are harbouring criminals.

Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

ANC branch in the Eastern Cape, Z.R Mahabana, has launched a campaign backing Lindiwe Sisuslu as an ANC presidential candidate.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?